Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Population Action International

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2019. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation
Best overview URLhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation
Facebook username gatesfoundation
LinkedIn username bill-&-melinda-gates-foundation
Websitehttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quick-Links/Grants-Database
Twitter usernamegatesfoundation
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do
Grant application process pagehttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Grantseeker-FAQ
Regularity with which donor updates donations datacontinuous updates
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)irregular
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)years
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/gates-foundation-iati-processing

Brief history: The Gates Foundation launched in 2000, with precursors starting in the 1990s, financed by the personal wealth of co-founder Bill Gates from Microsoft. Starting 2005, it scaled up its giving significantly after a large funding commitment from Warren Buffett

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: See https://www.gatesfoundation.org/Who-We-Are/General-Information/Foundation-Factsheet for the grantmaking areas. The four grantmaking areas are the Global Development Program, Global Health Program, Global Policy and Advocacy, and United States Program. Within the United States Program the focus is on K-12 education, the Internet, and emergency relief

Notes on grant publication logistics: Although the Gates Foundation has a grants database on its website, as well as individual grant pages for every grant, we use the IATI data instead, because it can be processed programmatically (the data on the site does not allow for full data download or easy programmatic processing). This leads to a few problems: first, IATI data does not include grants made in the United States, since it focuses on development assistance (DA) spending. Second, IATI data is updated more infrequently. Third, it may sometimes omit some information that is present in the grants database

Full donor page for donor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page paiwdc
Websitehttp://www.populationaction.org/
Twitter usernamepai_org
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_Action_International
Instagram usernamepai_insta

Full donee page for donee Population Action International

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2011 2010 2008 2007
Global health (filter this donor) 9 10,924,121.00 2,742,073.00 2,557,287.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,429,882.00 2,694,879.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 5 8,779,366.00 3,084,921.00 99,986.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 1,203,422.00 2,991,037.00 0.00 0.00
Total 14 19,703,487.00 5,826,994.00 2,657,273.00 1,500,000.00 1,400,000.00 1,203,422.00 2,991,037.00 1,429,882.00 2,694,879.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (14 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
2,634,721.002017-10-05Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support civil society partners at the global and country levels to improve and increase advocacy for strong PHC systems.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ghana.
3,084,921.002017-07-06Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to continue and expand PAI’s Faith + Family Planning Fund to build the capacity of faith-based organizations in priority countries to hold their governments accountable for family planning commitments and to delivering high-quality family planning service; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
107,352.002017-03-03Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to manage the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative's (PHCPI) operational and administrative functions, working under the guidance of the PHCPI Steering Group; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,457,287.002016-10-12Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to manage the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative's (PHCPI) operational and administrative functions, working under the guidance of the PHCPI Steering Group; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002016-10-12Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bring together a diverse group of advocates to develop and execute an advocacy strategy for the purpose of advancing primary health care at the global and country level; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
99,986.002016-01-29Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand the Advance Family Planning (AFP) Opportunity Fund (OF) to include a new grant stream earmarked to support Faith Based Organization (FBO) advocacy for family planning at the national level, and provide technical assistance; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Africa.
1,500,000.002015-09-30Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bring together a diverse group of advocates to develop and execute an advocacy strategy for the purpose of advancing primary health care at the global and country level; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,400,000.002014-11-06Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand the Advance Family Planning (AFP) Opportunity Fund (OF) to include a new grant stream earmarked to support Faith Based Organization (FBO) advocacy for family planning at the national level, and provide technical assistance; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Africa.
1,203,422.002011-05-27Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand the model created via the Mobilizing for FP/HIV Integration Initiative to open resources for, generate demand, increase capacity, and bolster political will for the support and implementation of integrated Family Planning/HIV services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
2,991,037.002010-10-12Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand the model created via the Mobilizing for FP/HIV Integration Initiative to open resources for, generate demand, increase capacity, and bolster political will for the support and implementation of integrated Family Planning/HIV services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
714,941.002008-10-20Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct advocacy for FP/HIV Integration with the Country Coordinating Mechanisms for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
714,941.002008-10-20Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct advocacy for FP/HIV Integration with the Country Coordinating Mechanisms for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
1,347,439.502007-11-01Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct advocacy for FP/HIV Integration with the Country Coordinating Mechanisms for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
1,347,439.502007-11-01Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct advocacy for FP/HIV Integration with the Country Coordinating Mechanisms for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.